L’Ariégeoise Cyclosportive

Date 2017:  Saturday  24-06-17

The Ariégeoise cyclosportive has in recent years become one of the most important cyclo’s in the mountain category.
Each year 4 new routes are presented: L’Ariégeoise XXL(170km-4314m/d+), L’Ariégeoise (158 km-3588 m/d+),  La Mountagnole (107km-2645m/d+) and La Passejade (73km-915m/d+). New this year is a special route for electric bikes.
The start of all distances are in Tarascon sur Ariège, not far from us, the finish and route varies each year.
Thanks to its international UCI Goldenbike status it boasts 5000 participants  from 16 different countries, and is comparable with the Marmotte, Etappe du Tour and l’Ardéchoise. Entering goes through their website, we love to help you with that. Also transportion to and from the start can be arranged.

Tour de France

Date 2017:  Friday 14-07-17, stage 13  Saint-Girons – Foix

The peloton is back again !!!!!!!!!!. Almost as close as can be, passing through Massat.

The 13th stage of this year’s TdF is going to be a special one. First of all because it is on the 14th of July, Bastille Day, and secondly of being precisely 100 km. In terms of kilometres, never has such a short format been on the menu of the Tour since half stages disappeared. Dynamism linked to distance will be joined by a degree of difficulty in the climbs: the Col de Latrape followed by the Col d’Agnes and finally the Mur de Péguère and its gradients that can reach 18%. Starting in Saint-Girons and finishing in Foix they will pass Massat a little more than halfway

Mémorial Fabio Casartelli

Date 2017:  Saturday 09-09-17  &  Sunday 10-09-17

This cyclosportive is in honour of Fabio Casartelli who died in the 1995 Tour de France on the descent of the col du Portet d’Aspet. This year’s will be the 20th edition of the memorial ride. It is held on 2 consecutive days in September.

Saturday 09-09-17: Time-trial, 14 km uphill between the village of Aspet and the top of col du Portet d’Aspet. Sunday 10-09-17: Cyclosportive, choice between 3 distances, La Casartelli 131,6 km, La Découverte 100,8 km, La Marco 47,5 km. All distances start in Saint-Girons taking in the most beautiful cols of the Couserans en Ariège.